Physicians used to believe that our hormone levels fall because we age. Now most acknowledge that we age because our hormone levels fall. Around 30 years of age, hormones levels naturally start to drop by about 1% to 3% each year; by age 50 they have declined by as much as 20% or more.
Men and women both depend on hormone balance for optimal body function and health.
- Estrogen protects against heart disease & Alzheimer’s, enhances sensory functions and libido
- Testosterone improves energy levels and brain function, builds muscle and elevates libido
- DHEA and Cortisol help regulate blood pressure, increase energy, relieve stress, and protect against cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis
Hormones play a significant role in overall health and wellness while diminished hormone levels contribute to many of the symptoms associated with unhealthy aging.
By restoring hormones to pre-adult levels, you can:
- Avoid age-related illnesses
- Turn back your biological age
- Extend life expectancy
- Significantly improve the quality of your additional years
Hormones can be thought of as messengers produced by the endocrine glands and sent all through the body to stimulate specified activities. Growth, digestion, reproduction, and sexual function are all triggered by hormones and they all depend on each other to work properly.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) uses supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones that the human body naturally produces. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy replenishes dissipated hormones to youthful levels. We use only natural or bio-identical hormones in treatments for both women and men. These hormones are molecularly specific and exactly the same as the hormones present in the human body. Our patients receive a comprehensive assessment of each major physiological system as well as specific metabolism and functionality tests of the endocrine system. Only then are patients prescribed a customized program to slow, and, often times, reverse the decline in their physiological age. The physician determines individual needs, creates the most appropriate protocol to restore hormone balance, and customizes a personalized medical plan.
Your body can not optimally respond to improved nutrition and exercise if your hormones are out of balance. Hormone optimization through replacement therapy is prescribed if deficiencies are identified by clinical tests. Nutrition, exercise and nutraceutical supplements are also important aspects of your personalized medical plan. As hormones, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle improve; you begin to feel like your old self with increased energy, libido, vitality and much more life in your years.